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I keep hearing the term hidden powerfist being thrwon around and I was just wondering what exactly this meant?
Thanks ahead of time
"They shall all taste OBLIVION!,.....which tastes like Red Bull, which is disgusting."
It means giving a powerfist to a Veteran Sergeant. Normally, most players avoid giving powerfists to HQ choices because it trashes their Initiative, and more importantly because they must strike last and are Independant Characters, which lets them get mauled by the enemy. Never a good thing. With Veteran Sergeants, you can remove casualties from amongst the rank-and-file goons because Vet. Sergeants are not Independant Characters and cannot be centered out, leaving that nasty powerfist to do its stuff.
Last edited by Zanzibar; November 3rd, 2005 at 15:17.
OK hidden fist- or hidden power fist is this:
One of the basic rules about power fists means tehy hit last, this means it is not a good thing to give a chartacter as it allows, in close combat, all your opponents to get an attack before he kills them. However, power fists are rather good, so what you need to do is find a way of protecting the wielder from being targeted (i.e. dont give it to a character but to a squad member. A hidden power fist is just that - a power fist given to a squad memeber (usually but not always the veteran sgt) so that the user can not be individually targeted
Alright, Cheredanine's explanation is clearer .
Yeah but yours was quicker, damn your eyes, your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!
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For future readers of this topic I am including a link to the Hidden Powerfist tactica. It details the hidden powerfist quite thoroughlly.
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Efficiency VS Point Cost VS Ease Of Use - Your best bets:
1) Chaplain led Assault squad - 2 plasma pistols, powerfisted sergeant
2) 8 man Devastator squad - 4 missile launchers
3) Land Speeder Tornado - HB + AC